Beepball Showcases Abilities Of The Blind

by Kevin Burton    What some could see as just a game has enriched me as a person with low vision, in ways I could not have anticipated.     The sport is called beep baseball.  It has been played in the United States since the 1970s and is now played in Canada, Taiwan and the …

Let’s Hear It For Geezer Beepball

By Kevin Burton    In a recent post about attempting to move forward in a Covidized world, I mentioned a project (“The Covid Question Still Looms Over All,” March 24).    I mentioned that some friends asked my wife and me to participate in a major collaborative effort, without giving details.    As of Tuesday …

A School For The Spiritually Blind

By Kevin Burton    If you are a regular Page 7 reader, you have heard me talk about my days at the Ohio State School for the Blind.    I didn’t want to be there at first, but grew to where I didn’t much want to be anywhere else.    Well I now think it …

What Is Your Definition of Family?

by Kevin Burton    At a church I attended in Columbus years ago, the pastor mistakenly referred to my “wife and kids” one day.   Back then I had neither wife nor kids, but his mistake was understandable. I am mentioning this anecdote today as I try to define the term “family.”    A good …

Stephen Kuusisto, A Voice Worth Hearing

by Kevin Burton    If you’re interested in disability rights, the name of Stephen Kuusisto is one you need to know if you don’t already.     The latest honor to come his way: He has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. Syracuse University, where Kuusisto works, made the announcement in a press release …

One Man’s Treasure From The Blind School

by Kevin Burton    The least attractive piece of furniture I own might be the most precious.     It’s a night stand by my bed that didn’t begin its furniture life as a night stand.     For the back story we go way back to my time at the Ohio State School for the Blind.  …

Here’s Fair Warning, Chef Kev Rides Again

by Kevin Burton    Guess what, I’m going to be on a cooking show!    The dickens you say…..    Yeah, I’m going to be the stuffed turkey! (ba-dum-bum).     These are the jokes kids. God help me, here I go. But me in the kitchen, no laughing matter.    And actually I should say …

Blind Cooks Teach More Than Recipes

by Kevin Burton    How does a blind person prepare a meal?  The methods vary, but always include great attention to detail.     On one of my Facebook groups I stumbled upon an announcement about a TV show featuring blind cooks.  It’s called the Cooking Without Looking TV Show.  I caught the monthly zoomcast version …

NBBA Board Wants To Play Ball In 2021

by Kevin Burton    The governing body of beep baseball on Saturday put the sport on a course to return to playing in 2021.    All sports have had some level of interruption this year because of the Coronavirus.  For the National Beep Baseball Association, it meant not playing a world series for the first …

The Latest Accessories For Blind Drivers

by Kevin Burton    I just checked my steering wheel for bumps.     Maybe I should check my head for bumps while I’m at it?  Well, there are some heads that should be examined for sure.    Why do I say this? My customary perusal of google alert e-mails netted me a gem last week.  …